Lynch Seeking Larger Contract, Will Not Report - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Lynch Seeking Larger Contract, Will Not Report

Posted:
Marshawn Lynch's TD run in the third quarter of the NFC Championship game helped the Seahawks get to the Super Bowl. Marshawn Lynch's TD run in the third quarter of the NFC Championship game helped the Seahawks get to the Super Bowl.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch will not be reporting to mandatory minicamp next week according to sources close to the situation. Yahoo also notes that Lynch has not been present at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities, nor did he go with the team to the White House visit in May. 

Lynch has missed team OTAs before, but this would be the first time he will have failed to attend a mandatory minicamp since joining the NFL in 2007 as the Buffalo Bills 12th overall pick. According to the rules of the NFL's recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, if Lynch misses all three days he will be subjected to a $69,455 fine. 

The reason for Lynch's absence is believed to be due to his unhappiness with his current contract. Lynch is scheduled to make a base salary of $5-million in the third season of a four-year contract he signed with the Seahawks in 2012. Lynch has ran for over 1,000 yards over the past three seasons and finished with a career high 14 touchdowns last season in Seattle's Super Bowl run.

As an integral cog in the Seahawks' machine, Lynch missing a mandatory activity will make many Seattle fans nervous, but the real cause for fear will come if he misses any of this season's upcoming training camp or decides to hold out for a bigger contract.

Is Beast Mode just being Beast Mode and wanting more Skittles? Or do Seahawks fans need to worry about missing their star RB this upcoming season? Vote in our poll below! Mobile/App users click here to vote: http://bit.ly/1s9OpyZ
  • Online Poll

  • Will Marshawn Lynch missing Training Camp hurt the Seahawks heading into the 2014 season?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    No, Lynch deserves a bigger contract and more Skittles.
    17%
    38 votes
    Yes, Lynch should just show up and work out a contract later.
    83%
    180 votes
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Iwakuma Fans Season-High 11 In M's Win

    Iwakuma Fans Season-High 11 In M's Win

    Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs.More >>
    Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs.
    More >>
  • McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.More >>
    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.More >>
  • Ruffin Named AFL Defensive Lineman Of The Year

    Ruffin Named AFL Defensive Lineman Of The Year

    The Arena Football League Office announced today that San Jose SaberCats offensive lineman Rich Ranglin has been named Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year and Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin has been named Krossover Defensive Lineman of the Year.More >>
    The Arena Football League Office announced today that San Jose SaberCats offensive lineman Rich Ranglin has been named Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year and Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin has been named Krossover Defensive Lineman of the Year.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.